Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Preparing for Professional Community Practice
Undertake a community work placement with an organisation. Observe industry professionals in a collaborative setting. Get a sense of the work while participating in organisational activities. Record detailed and rigorous notes and reflections.
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At the completion of this subject students will:
- apply concepts and theoretical ideas to the study of organisations that draw on notions of ‘community’
- compare, contrast and review organisational practice with literature on sociology and community development.
- observe in depth the processes and practices of one organisation that draws on notions of ‘community’
- contribute to an organisation’s activities by negotiating to carry out a series of practical tasks in an organisational setting
- extend their knowledge of organisations involved in community development initiatives
- enhance their communication skills, including encouraging clear, concise and articulate presentation appropriate for different purposes
- enhance their ability to combine learning with practice by participating in some organisational activities during the placement
- enhance their ability to work within a collaborative team setting
- enhance their observation skills by setting learning tasks that require the use of critical and analytical skills
- Introduction to the unit and workplace learning
- Placement approaches and objectives
- Professional Practice
- Mid-semester Review
- Presentations, reflection and the future
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-COD324A (Not currently available)
- MUR-COD324 (Not currently available)
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
- Placement requirements - Completion of 90 hour placement
This subject was previously known as COD324A Projects in Community Development.
This placement subject gives students the opportunity to examine how ideas and practice interconnect. The primary part of this subject requires students to undertake a placement within an organisation that undertakes community-based work. Students will be encouraged to look, listen and consider the linkages between theory and practice by going 'into the field' and reflecting on the process of working within the community.
Students are required to complete 90 placement hours.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The assessments are designed to give students the opportunity to prepare thoughtfully for their placement, as well as providing a vehicle for active reflection on their learning.
- Placement proposal and documentation (40%)
- Placement reflection (60%)
- Placement - Completion of 90 hour placement (Pass/Fail%)